Ice kilometers galore!
|Getting in for my first ice km.
Starting at the beginning of December- I very nearly did a thing! I swam just over a km on December 3rd when the water temp was between 40.8 and 42.2- making it very nearly an ice km! Then... I did it again, and again, and again..you get the point. The waters going between 40-42 for the last month and I'm getting at least 1km in once a week. So far, the warm-up process is going smoothly with no difficulty getting dressed and no car sauna needed. With Matt supporting me I think I can go for longer and farther than the ice km. I would like to do a few longer swims at 42 and have him support me first, but it's a hard sell (and the water is cooling down). It's not that he doesn't support what I do it says just not interesting for him and it may be a little scary to watch the recovery process.
|After my first ice km!
|Actual average morning in December.
|The lights from Vancouver on a cloudy morning.
|Like swimming in the clouds.
Classes started back up two weeks ago, so once again my time is becoming more and more scarce. Oddly, I'm better a writing blog post while I'm in school. What can I say? I'm an A+ procrastinator and I get an A+ in anxiety about long-term/distant circumstances beyond my control. Like fieldwork assignments. Ugh. I have rotation planned for next winter/spring, but whether or not my first one is over the summer or in the fall is still up in the air. Like everyone else, I'm crossing my fingers for a fall rotation, but it's not really up to me. Okay. Enough of the swim/life updates. Back to schoolwork.
|Christmas day: 22 minutes and 1008m at 40 degrees.
Warmup scared Matt, but was totally fine.